Dr. Roshchin received his PhD in social sciences from the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) in 2009. Since then, Dr Roshchin held two post-doctoral positions, including the Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher project. In 2015-2022 he has been the head of school of the Faculty of International relations and politics RANEPA (St Petersburg). He resigned from his position at RANEPA in March 2022 in protest of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and RANEPA St Petersburg pro-war statement.
Dr Roshchin’s research interests include the studies of concepts in political and international theory, republicanism, and academic freedom. Dr Roshchin is the author of “Friendship among Nations: History of a Concept” (Manchester University Press). He is also the author of articles in the European Journal of International Relations, Review of International Studies, International Politics and Russian academic journals Political Studies, Politicheskaya Nauka, and others. He is also the editor of “Contemporary Republican Theory of Freedom” (in Russian language) which includes contributions by Philip Pettit, Quentin Skinner, Iain Hampsher-Monk, Susan James, Peter Halden, and others.
Dr Roshchin was a co-convenor of the Working group “Interpretivism in IR”, British International Studies Association; a member of the Concepta group; and a co-director of Master of Global Public Policy (RANEPA).
Dr Roshchin is the author of comments and op-eds on Russian and international politics in the Russian language media, including BBC Russian Service, 78 Channel, Republic, RBC, Delfi and others.